Mercado Ver-o-Peso

Mercado Ver-o-Peso information

Belém , Brazil
Address
Street Blvd Castilhos França
Opening hours
7:30am-6pm Mon-Sat, to 1pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

The name of this waterfront market, with its iconic four-turreted structure, comes from colonial times, when the Portuguese would ver o peso (check the weight) of merchandise in order to impose taxes. The display of fruits, animals, medicinal plants, and more is fascinating; go early to see fishing boats unloading their catch.

Some stands sell souvenirs, but be alert for pickpockets and avoid going after 5pm.